Kenny G - Silhouette (1988) Re-Up

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Kenny G - Silhouette (1988) Re-Up

Kenny G - Silhouette (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 287 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 118 Mb
Full Scans ~ 70 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Smooth Jazz, R&B, Soul, Funk | Arista Records #ARCD-8457

Silhouette is the fifth studio album by saxophonist Kenny G. It was released by Arista Records in 1988, and reached number 1 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, number 8 on the Billboard 200, and number 10 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Through April 2011, the album has sold 25 million internationally.

Eric Clapton - Timepieces: The Best Of Eric Clapton (1982) {1992, Reissue} Re-Up

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Eric Clapton - Timepieces: The Best Of Eric Clapton (1982) {1992, Reissue} Re-Up

Eric Clapton - Timepieces: The Best Of Eric Clapton (1982) {1992, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 337 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 130 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Soft Rock | Polydor #P2-00014

This is a reissue of the Time Pieces comp, a good single-disc collection of Eric Clapton's solo hits – including "I Shot the Sheriff," "After Midnight," "Wonderful Tonight," Derek and the Dominos' "Layla," and "Cocaine" – that has since been supplanted by the more thorough The Cream of Eric Clapton, which combines his solo work with selections of his Cream and Blind Faith work. Nevertheless, the compilation still provides a good introduction for neophyte Clapton fans, especially those who just want copies of his '70s hits.

Robin Trower - Compendium 1987-2013 (2013) Re-Up

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Robin Trower - Compendium 1987-2013 (2013) Re-Up

Robin Trower - Compendium 1987-2013 (2013)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,11 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 374 Mb
Full Scans ~ 73 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock | Repertoire Records #REP 5249

This two-disc set from ex-Procol Harum member and pioneering English guitar player Robin Trower features a collection of highlights from his post-Chrysalis Records period. Boasting 35 tracks culled from the albums Passion (1987), Take What You Need (1988), In the Line of Fire (1990), 20th Century Blues (1994), Go My Way (2000), Living Out of Time (2003), Another Day's Blues (2005), Seven Moons (2008), What Lies Beneath (2009), The Playful Heart (2011), and Roots and Branches (2013), Compendium 1987-2013 offers up a solid overview of Trower's later works, and would pair nicely with 2012's Farther On Up the Road: The Chrysalis Years (1977-1983).

Leonard Cohen - Songs From A Room (1969) {2007, Remastered} Re-Up

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Leonard Cohen - Songs From A Room (1969) {2007, Remastered} Re-Up

Leonard Cohen - Songs From A Room (1969) {2007, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 232 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 101 Mb
Full Scans ~ 69 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock | Columbia / Legacy #88697 04740 2

Songs from a Room is the second album by Canadian musician Leonard Cohen, released in 1969. It reached No. 63 on the US Billboard Top LPs and No. 2 on the UK charts. In 2007, Songs from a Room was given a remastered reissue by Sony/BMG as part of a revamping of Cohen's back catalog. The new edition includes two bonus tracks, early versions of "Bird on a Wire" and "You Know Who I Am," which were produced by David Crosby. While he might seem an unlikely studio partner for Cohen, the results are better suited to Cohen's talents than what Johnston brought to the songs, and one wonders how the album might have turned out with Crosby at the controls. The reissue has been given a handsome book-style package with plenty of archival photos, song lyrics and new liner notes from Anthony DeCurtis.

Starship - Love Among The Cannibals (1989)

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Starship - Love Among The Cannibals (1989)

Starship - Love Among The Cannibals (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 371 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 129 Mb
Full Scans ~ 131 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Arena Rock | RCA #PD90387

Starship is an American rock band established in 1985. Although a continuation of Jefferson Starship, its change in musical direction, loss of key Jefferson Starship personnel, and name change sparked a new identity. Love Among the Cannibals is the third album released in 1989 by rock band Starship. It was the first album after Grace Slick's departure from the band, and their last full-length studio release until Loveless Fascination in 2013. The song "Wild Again" had previously been produced for the soundtrack to Cocktail (1988), and was included as a bonus track for the album's CD release. The album had one top 20 single on the Billboard charts, "It's Not Enough", which peaked at No. 12 in October 1989 and was their final Top-40 hit, but the album itself only climbed to No. 64. The track "I'll Be There" went on to being featured in the end credits of Gross Anatomy (1989).

VA - The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album (1992) {Japan 1st Press} Repost / New Rip

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VA - The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album (1992) {Japan 1st Press} Repost / New Rip

VA - The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album (1992) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 381 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 139 Mb
Full Scans: PNG (600 dpi) ~ 934 Mb or JPG (600 dpi) ~ 66 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, R&B, Rock, Soundtrack | Arista / BMG Victor Inc. #BVCA-152

Few observers expected that Whitney Houston's first big-screen role in 1992's The Bodyguard would generate a phenomenon. Not that the film itself was a phenomenon – it was a healthy success, due not only to Houston, but to her co-star Kevin Costner's drawing power – but the soundtrack's success was astonishing. The Bodyguard followed Houston's cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" to the top of the charts, and once they got there, neither the single nor the album budged for weeks. "I Will Always Love You" spent a record-shattering 14 weeks in the top slot, while The Bodyguard spent 20 weeks at number one, eventually selling over 15 million copies and winning the Grammy award for Album of the Year.

Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists (1992) {Japan 1st Press} Repost

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Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists (1992) {Japan 1st Press} Repost

Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists (1992) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 529 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 185 Mb
Full Scans ~ 59 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock, Glam Rock, Hard Rock | Epic / Sony Records #ESCA-5530

Debut albums rarely come as ambitious as the Manic Street Preachers' Generation Terrorists. Released in England as a double album (it was trimmed to the length of a single record in America), the album teemed with slogans, political rhetoric, and scarily inarticulate angst. Since the Manics deliver these charged lyrics as heavy guitar-rockers, the music doesn't always hit quite as forcefully as intended. The relatively polished production and big guitar sound occasionally sell the music short, especially the lesser songs, yet the Manics' passion is undeniable, even on the weaker cuts. While the album is loaded with a little bit too much unrealized material in retrospect, its best moments – the fiery "Slash N' Burn," "Little Baby Nothing," the incendiary "Stay Beautiful," the sardonic "You Love Us," and the haunting "Motorcycle Emptiness" – capture the Manics in all their raging glory.

United Future Organization - Bon Voyage (1999) {2001, Reissue}

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United Future Organization - Bon Voyage (1999) {2001, Reissue}

United Future Organization - Bon Voyage (1999) {2001, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 386 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 168 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Acid Jazz, Future Jazz, Jazzdance, Trip-Hop | Instinct Records #INS552-2

The marriage of jazz and electronica has, too often, produced bland and lackadaisical offspring. But the United Future Organization manages to bring together elements of both, along with traces of club music and "rare groove," and create something that is both elegant and rhythmically propulsive, not to mention structurally interesting. Their latest album is an excellent example of what they can do at their best. On "Tres Amigos" Cuban percussion, horns, and piano are goosed along by a thick, bouncy bassline; "Flying Saucer" blends disco rhythm guitar with jazzy horns and a gorgeous vocal courtesy of Dee Dee Bridgewater; "Dans Ce Desert" is a surprisingly funky 6/8 workout with flamenco castanets, electric piano, and French vocals. In less gifted hands, this sort of shameless mix-and-match could dissolve into mere cleverness or self-conscious eclecticism. But these guys keep tight control over their sources and play the various elements off each other so skillfully that the result is an impressively organic and unified whole. Highly recommended.

Peter Green - The Anthology (2008) {4CD Deluxe Box Set} Repost

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Peter Green - The Anthology (2008) {4CD Deluxe Box Set} Repost

Peter Green - The Anthology (2008) {4CD Deluxe Box Set}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,56 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 655 Mb
Full Scans (Covers & Book) ~ 446 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Blues Rock | Salvo / A Union Square Music #SALVO BX404

Some Peter Green fans might be put off by this 64-song/four-CD collection, owing to the fact that they are likely to already own a significant chunk of what's here (especially the Fleetwood Mac material). (And in fairness, there apparently isn't a lot of – or any – unreleased material to draw on from Green's classic period with the band). But this reviewer had to spring for this four-and-a-half hour showcase of his work, and for one major reason – vitality. Green's virtuosity is a given, and his taste and his insights into blues and what can be done with it – while still leaving it as blues – are well known to anyone who's heard his work. But what the makers have done here is to truly assemble his finest, most energetic and inspired work across over 35 years and well over four hours' listening time, into a collection that's greater than the sum of its parts – in that regard, this set rivals the Eric Clapton Crossroads retrospective, except that doing this set took a bit more courage, as Green hasn't gotten nearly the publicity for his musicianship that Clapton has for his across the last four decades.

Deep Purple - Slaves And Masters (1990) {2009, Blu-Spec CD, Japan}

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Deep Purple - Slaves And Masters (1990) {2009, Blu-Spec CD, Japan}

Deep Purple - Slaves And Masters (1990) {2009, Blu-Spec CD, Japan}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 403 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 127 Mb
Full Scans ~ 144 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Classic Rock | RCA / BMG Japan Inc. #BVCP 20003

Slaves and Masters is the thirteenth studio album by the British rock band Deep Purple, and was released on 5 October 1990. This is the only Deep Purple album to feature former Rainbow lead vocalist Joe Lynn Turner, who had joined the previous year after the firing of Ian Gillan. Following its release, Slaves and Masters peaked at No. 87 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album dramatically sold below expectations, as compared to Deep Purple's previous album, The House of Blue Light with Gillan, which charted at No. 34 in the US. Despite underwhelming album sales, Deep Purple had a relatively successful tour in support of Slaves and Masters in 1991, especially for the band's European leg.

Deacon Blue - Ooh Las Vegas (1990)

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Deacon Blue - Ooh Las Vegas (1990)

Deacon Blue - Ooh Las Vegas (1990)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 483 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 205 Mb
Full Scans ~ 47 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Rock | CBS #467242 2

In their early days (1988-1990), Ricky Ross and his Deacon Blue bandmates (who all hail from Scotland) were one of the most prolific U.K. bands scaling the top of the European music charts. Early copies of their 1988 debut album Raintown contained Riches and More, a bonus CD featuring an album's worth of B-sides and other tracks that didn't make it on to the mother album. Although their 1989 follow-up, When the World Knows Your Name, did not feature a bonus disc, this 1990 two-disc release more than makes up for it. Containing almost two dozen non-album B-sides, soundtrack recordings and unreleased tracks (and no songs from Riches and More), this may be too much Deacon Blue for the average person, but is an absolute treasure trove for those smitten with the band since the debut album.

Duster - Capsule Losing Contact (2019) {3CD Box Set}

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Duster - Capsule Losing Contact (2019) {3CD Box Set}

Duster - Capsule Losing Contact (2019) {3CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 1,07 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 429 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Space Rock, Indie Rock, Post Rock | Numero Group #NUM210CD

When Duster were recording their space rock mini-epics on wobbly four-track in a makeshift San Jose home studio in the late '90s, it's likely they weren't imagining that their records would someday be fetching exorbitant prices and that a classy reissue label would someday issue a box set. No doubt they were just having fun making music, expressing themselves, and exploring sound for its own sake, but history has a way of taking strange turns, and in 2019 the Numero Group's Capsule Losing Contact was released. The lavishly packaged set gathers the two albums (1998's Stratosphere and 2000's Contemporary Movement) and one EP (1999's 1975) they released for Up Records and adds the Transmission, Flux EP, the Apex, Trance-Like single, and a handful of rare and previously unreleased tracks.

John Martyn - The Apprentice (1990) {2007, Remastered Expanded Reissue}

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John Martyn - The Apprentice (1990) {2007, Remastered Expanded Reissue}

John Martyn - The Apprentice (1990) {2007, Remastered Expanded Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 471 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 175 Mb
Full Scans ~ 84 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock / Pop Rock / Art Rock / Blue-Eyed Soul / Smooth Jazz
One World Records #OW130CD

The Apprentice was mostly completed a full two years before it was released. Martyn's record label, Island, rejected the tapes of the songs in 1988, even though artistically they were not too far removed from his previous release, Piece by Piece. In fact, this album turned out to be the more cohesive of the two. Eventually released by Permanent Records, it's by and large a well-crafted collection of songs. Its only weaknesses are the sometimes too-strong dependence on synthesizers and the song "Deny This Love," which is Martyn doing bad dance music (and featuring a truly horrible a cappella introduction). Otherwise, it's an enjoyable album.

Gary Clark Jr. - The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim (2015)

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Gary Clark Jr. - The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim (2015)

Gary Clark Jr. - The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 361 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 129 Mb
Full Scans ~ 59 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Blues, Rock | Warner Bros. Records #550131-2

The original line on Gary Clark, Jr. was that the young Texas guitarist was supposed to be the future of the blues, having been mentored by Jimmie Vaughan and Eric Clapton, but as his star rises, Clark has made it increasingly clear that his creative ambitions run a lot deeper than being the next hotshot guitar slinger. On his major-label debut, 2012's Blak and Blu, Clark demonstrated he isn't interested in following the path of blues traditionalists, and while there's plenty of great guitar work on 2015's The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, this is by no means a conventional blues album. Rather, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim is a thoughtful and passionate amalgam of African-American music past and present, and the blues is one of many crucial ingredients in the formula along with R&B, soul, rock & roll, funk, gospel, and hip-hop (the cyclical drum and guitar patterns that dominate many tracks demonstrate in themselves that the aural dividing line between blues and hip-hop isn't as wide as some like to imagine).

Seryn - This Is Where We Are (2011)

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Seryn - This Is Where We Are (2011)

Seryn - This Is Where We Are (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 306 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 119 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Indie Folk, Indie Rock | Velvet Blue Music #VBM137

Founded in Denton, Texas and based out of Nashville, Tennessee, spirited indie folk-pop ensemble Seryn crafts emotionally charged, harmony-laden Americana-kissed pop confections that invoke names like Typhoon, Mumford & Sons, and the Low Anthem. Formed in 2010 around the talents of Nathan James Allen, Trenton Wheeler, Aaron David Stoner, Jenny Moscoso, Jordan Rochefort, and Scarlett Deering, the sextet, which employs an instrumental arsenal that includes guitar, ukulele, accordion, bass, violin, and banjo, as well as some inventive percussion, released its debut album, This Is Where We Are, in 2011. The LP received nearly unanimous regional acclaim, as did the group's rousing live shows. After relocating to Nashville, the band issued a second studio album, 2015's Shadow Show.